Heather Webb

Heather Webb

About Heather Webb

Heather is currently in her second year of the MA in Law at the University of Bristol which is a qualifying law degree. Prior to this she studied English Literature at undergraduate and enjoyed 5 years in employment within diverse sectors such as welfare-to-work and pharmaceutical headhunting. At present, she is studying EU law which has really cemented her fascination with the Brexit process and what it all entails for the UK. Outside of studying, Heather likes to practice yoga and volunteer in her local community.

Mediation – Private or Legal Aid

The availability of legal aid in family law is limited to cases which involve domestic abuse following the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) in 2013. However, the alternative method of mediation is still available where abuse has not occurred. Mediation avoids going to [...]

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The future of Civil Legal Aid- Domestic Violence

Legal Aid is incredibly important. In line with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), our criminal justice system enables citizens to feel both protection and redress from acts of violence. Article 6 of the ECHR specifically addresses the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing constitutes equality between [...]

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What is a Henry VIII clause?

The term ‘Henry VIII clause’ originates from the infamous King himself who in 1539 published a ‘Statute of Proclamations’. This Statute granted King Henry the power to avoid legislating through Parliament. Instead, he had empowered himself to make statutory changes by public announcement. These clauses currently exist to enable the [...]

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Repeal Bill

  What is the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill? ‘The Great Repeal Bill’ is designed to lay out the way in which EU law will be transferred into domestic law prior to March 2019, the deadline for the UK exiting. Section 3 (1) of the Bill states that ‘direct EU legislation, [...]

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